2016 was FU’s inaugural year, and we certainly covered a lot of ground. Throughout the week, we will be counting down the 25 most-read stories of the year. Here, check out numbers 15 through 11.
Model Deddeh Howard became our BABOTW when she recreated ads with herself in the place of white models, taking a stand against a lack of diversity and representation of minorities in fashion ads. Her timing could not have been better, as the release of her images (titled “Black Mirror”) came out the same week that Business of Fashion held its “Voices” panel, discussing many of the same issues.
Nan Goldin is still kicking ass. Need evidence? Look no further than her latest show, Nan Goldin: Blood on my Hands, at Matthew Marks in New York, her first public exhibition of drawings.
Despite not winning the election, team FU was still very proud of the campaign she ran, the platform she fought for, and how she handled herself with grace. She continues to be an inspiration to women across the country.
Instagram continued its hold on the fashion industry in 2016, and many were eager to debate if the social media platform's biggest personalities qualified as “supermodels”. In addition to nabbing modeling gigs, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid also started getting some jobs behind the camera—something they might be more qualified for than people give them credit.
In case our 12th most read story of the year didn’t convince you of Instagram’s importance to the fashion industry, perhaps number 11 will. Kendall Jenner deleted her account, causing some to go berserk, and others to wonder if the platform was becoming passé. We’ll have to see what happens in 2017.
Tune in tomorrow as we crack the top 10, discuss politics in the media, and get naughty with Gucci. To revisit 20 through 16, click here.